Award Name : Arjuna Award
Year of Award : 2007
Award for : Sports and Games
Location : Kolkata, Bengal, India
Saurav Ghosal is a professional squash player from India and reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 15 in December 2013. Saurav was born on 10th August 1986 in Kolkata in West Bengal. His father’s name is R.N. Ghosal. He started playing squash when he was eight years old. His father was interested in the sports and from him he got an interest too. He started playing squash at the Kolkata Racquet Club. He completed his schooling from Lakshmipat Singhania Academy. When he was fifteen years old, he shifted to Chennai and continued his training at ICL Squash Academy where he was coached by Major Maniam and Cyrus Poncha. He was also trained by Malcolm Willstrop. Then he went to Leeds in England and the good training he got there made him a professional squash player. He won bronze medal at the Asian Games 2006 at Doha and he got number one world ranking in junior level. He bagged the Junior National Championship for three years consecutively and won German Open U 17 title and Dutch Open in 2002. He was one of the proud receivers of the Arjuna Award from the Government of India in the year 2007.